Click here for the February edition of the Early Learning Program Updates, which provides important Early Childhood Education news and information for administrators, teachers, families and community members.
The Ohio Department of Education provided a policy clarification regarding the ratio in preschool special education classrooms during a webinar recorded on Nov. 10, 2016. While this is not a new rule or a change in policy, the Office for Early Learning and School Readiness covers questions from school leaders and educators about the implementation of the rule in this webcast recording.
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about ratio in preschool special education classrooms.
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New federal and state requirements became effective Dec. 31, 2016 and they affect your program, which the Ohio Department of Education licenses. These new requirements resulted from changes made in September 2016 to the Child Care Development Block Grant (45 C.F.R. 98). Here are the amendments of child care rules that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the lead Ohio agency, made.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health.
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a restful winter break. Much like the anticipation of spring during this time of year, preschool is an exciting time for young children and the educators who teach them. Throughout the school year, you witness the growing competence of the children you teach. As the children's skills develop, they are able to express and demonstrate an array of emerging skills. As a result of your efforts and their efforts every day, the children in your classroom establish the skills necessary to succeed in school.
Please take time to read and share these news articles in this January edition, which provides additional information to support you in closing out the 2016-2017 school year and to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Introduction, Welcome to Preschool and Frequently Asked Questions
- Training and Ordering
- Using the ELA
- Bridge Form: Data Collection, Entering and Reporting
- Ready 4 Kindergarten: Understanding ELA and KRA
- ELA and Professional Development
- Data Manager Guide and Reason Codes
- Reporting Fall 2016 Assessment Data in EMIS